Adventures in Human Being: A Grand Tour from the Cranium to by Gavin Francis

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By Gavin Francis

We think we all know bodies in detail, yet for plenty of folks they continue to be uncharted territory, an enigma of bone and muscle, neurons and synapses. what percentage folks comprehend the way in which seizures impact the mind, how the center is attached to healthiness, or the why the foot holds the major to our humanity? In Adventures in Human Being, award-winning writer Gavin Francis leads readers on a trip into the hidden pathways of the human physique, delivering a advisor to its internal workings and a party of its marvels.

Drawing on his stories as a general practitioner, ER professional, and family members health care professional, Francis blends tales from the medical institution with episodes from scientific background, philosophy, and literature to explain the physique in illness and in overall healthiness, in existence and in dying. while assessing a tender lady with paralysis of the face, Francis displays at the age-old hassle artists have had in shooting human expression. A veteran of the conflict in Iraq suffers a shoulder damage that Homer first defined 3 millennia in the past within the Iliad. And whilst a gardener pricks her finger on a filthy rose thorn, her case of bacterial blood poisoning brings to brain the comatose napping beauties within the fairy stories we examine as children.

At its middle, Adventures in Human Being is a meditation on what it skill to be human. Poetic, eloquent, and profoundly perceptive, this publication will rework how you view your physique.

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